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IPS journalist handbook: Reporting Gender-Based Violence

In the buildup to this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Farm Radio Weekly is offering links to resources which can help broadcasters and journalists find a sensitive and thoughtful way to report on the subject.

This week, we are highlighting Reporting Gender-Based Violence, a handbook for journalists that covers a wide array of topics, including: religious and harmful traditional practices, domestic violence, sexual and gender-based violence, femicide (the murder of women or girl children because they are female), sex work and trafficking, sexual harassment, armed conflicts, HIV and AIDS, child abuse, the role of men in combating gender-based violence, the criminal justice system, and the costs of gender-based violence.

The handbook features real stories that illustrate how these issues can be tackled by the media, as well as discussion points, important facts, and additional resources.

The manual is available for download here: http://www.ips.org/mdg3/GBV_Africa_LOWRES.pdf [1]